A creative, maker, or crafter but not part of the art world?
We have something for you, too!
Check out the DELVE Toolkit for Creatives.

 

"I got my art business in order!  I needed help with time management, writing, and applying to artist residencies and call for entries.  I haven’t seen anything like The DELVE Toolkit that felt as personal, realistic, and accessible. Being accountable for my time on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis helped me further understand where I want to go and how I can get there, in a realistic, manageable manner. Talking and writing about myself has significantly improved, which will impact my interactions with new people as well as helping me achieve residencies and entries that I apply for.  I’m also able to keep myself accountable and to see what I actually accomplish versus what I think I’m accomplishing.  The Running Startpackage was a great kickstart and I could see myself benefitting from further toolkits in the future when I’m looking to go to the next level with my business. It has been very helpful!" - Liz Robb

 "Like many artists, I worked independently in isolation and was in need of feedback on my work as well as guidance on emerging as a professional artist. Kind Aesthetic, you gave me the tools needed to begin the process of refining my work, finding community and presenting my work in a professional manner. I know I've said this before, but you've literally changed my life." -Jason 

"I really enjoyed working with Andrea and Sara. They gave me important feedback when I was redesigning my website and rewriting my artist statement. They are attentive listeners and as a result were able to provide thoughtful responses to my work and help me clarify and work toward my professional goals." -Christina

"I benefited from working with Kind Aesthetic by learning some new tools and sharpening up some others to push my practice and career as an artist further.  While being a sounding board, Andrea and Sara provided helpful insight after reflecting on my needs from my practice and career.  Together they helped guide me to not only help clarify language around my work but to create effective changes to my presentation via my website and social media outlets.  These changes have already begun to facilitate more exposure." - Rachel

"I got in to Skowhegan. I couldn't have done it without your help. Thank You."- Andrew 

                                                   

Andrea and Sara are professionals in every sense of the word. Patient, honest and insightful, they helped me to clarify and strengthen my thoughts and writing surrounding my studio practice and art career. The DELVE toolkit not only gave me a starting point but a structure that I continue to work from. Make no mistake, I didn’t enjoy the writing assignments but I grew to understand their value. Writing and word finding is work for me but just whining about it wasn’t going to improve things ... only hard work will do that. You simply have to put the time in. Many thanks, Kind Aesthetic, for helping me to focus and organize all the peripheral stuff so that I can ultimately spend more time in my studio, doing what I love most.
— Kellie Murphy
 
  • Are you feeling at a standstill in your art practice?

  • Are you completely overwhelmed and can't find the time to get your art work done?

  • Are you exhibiting a ton and can't seem to get organized professionally?

  • Can't figure out the best way to talk and write about the unique work you make?

  • Need to communicate more efficiently with your audience?

Keep reading to learn how we can help you.

 

When people ask, “What do you do?” do you have trouble answering, or tend to ramble on? Talking and writing about your work in an exciting and confident way is the best way to open doors.

Are you the person who is always making excuses that your website isn’t updated, or you say, “No one ever comes to my website anyway!”? It’s time to harness your website into a powerful tool.

Is your idea of spreading the word about your upcoming show calling your mom and your best friend and hoping for the best? It’s time to shout your ideas, work and amazing events from the rooftops because we promise it’s more fun than you think.

Do you have trouble writing about your work? Outside perspective, feedback and editing are key in translating your great ideas into getting what you want: an engaged audience, buyers, grants, shows, and, of course, world domination.

Daydreaming about moving forward with your studio practice? There are many ways to be more productive with the time you have. We’ll show you how.

Is planning for a huge goal paralyzing, but you know that you have the skills to accomplish it? Work with us to create a strategy to make progress on your work everyday to achieve big outcomes.

Does your work look beautiful in your studio but lackluster in print and online? We can provide tips and training on how to make gorgeous imagery that you can do yourself. Believe it!

Do you know that you need to build your community to get more opportunities, but don’t know where to look? Take the leap into new worlds with us where you’ll meet like-minded people and grow your practice.

Do you have an exhibition or open studio (congratulations!) and have no clue where to begin preparing? Are you looking for feedback on how you show your work professionally? Let’s get to work.


 

HOW THE DELVE TOOLKIT WORKS:

1) Check out the packages below to find the best fit for you. 
2) Fill out the form below to set up a 20-minute free phone consultation and we'll take it from there.

 

We work with people all over the world via video chat, and in person if you're based in New York City.

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You are an artist who is ready to get the professional side of your career in order, but need some help figuring out where is the best place to start. You want some outside perspective on how you present your work to the world, and you are ready to make a small but extremely effective investment in yourself to reach your goals. You might not have a lot of time, or you have too much time on your hands, and prioritizing your workload is holding you back. Right now, you need some expert, friendly guidance and outside perspective to push you forward.

What you get:

  • a free phone consultation prior to signing up

  • personalized direction and weekly assignments

  • 4 hours of one-on-one conversation plus unlimited email access to Kind Aesthetic

  • the drive and focus from two professionals who truly care about your success

  • honest, clear feedback

  • an insightful report at the end of where you stand and direction on how to make future progress
  • Free Fractured Atlas Membership

How it works:

This is the perfect introduction to the DELVE Toolkit. We’ll work together diligently and intensely through weekly assignments for four weeks. We’ll review your entire practice, work habits, what’s bothering you, your online artistic presence to the world, analyze your writing about your work, how you tell your unique story, and more. By the end of the month you will receive a personal in-depth analysis of your current situation, where to make improvements, where you are excelling, and tips to make great strides forward. Basically, you might start humming this tune.

Results:

  • a new perspective on and confidence in your practice

  • a list of specific goals and how to achieve them

  • improved work habits and clarity

  • sustainable tips to achieve success over time

  • you've made more progress in four weeks than you thought possible

4 weeks, four-one hour conversations, unlimited email feedback,  $415

 

You have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish, but you are having a difficult time pinpointing how to dive in. You are looking to take action immediately and have the goods to put out into the world, it’s just a matter of figuring out how to do that in the best way possible.

You’re a motivated artist who is ready for more than an introductory package; you know it will take the next couple of months to get to the place you want to be, but you also know that it will only take a couple of months with the help we can provide. You don’t want to wait any longer to see results!

How it works:

In addition to the 4-week assessment offered in the Small Toolkit , we’ll delve further into developing your strengths on two major tools missing from your own personal toolkit. You will gain new, applicable skill sets that were lacking from your practice as well as develop new productive habits. By the end of the session you will have applied this new knowledge to your work and you’ll see and feel major improvements on how you present your work to the world.

What you get:

  • a free phone consultation prior to signing up

  • personalized direction and weekly assignments for two and half months

  • the drive and focus from two professionals who truly care about your success

  • 10 hours of one-on-one conversations plus unlimited email access to Kind Aesthetic

  • honest, clear feedback on the  ways you present your work, talk about it and/or write about it

  • an insightful report about where you stand and how to make future progress

  • 2+ customized Tip Sheets to help maintain your skills
  • Free Fractured Atlas Membership

Results:

  • you’ll look back at when you started and say to yourself: “I can’t believe I got all of this done.”

  • at least two new actual skills that you were lacking, such as: writing, public speaking, social media, photography and more; it’s like taking a class, only better.

  • refreshed and productive ways to present your work to the world.

  • new and improved work habits after ten weeks of diligent progress

  • feelings of: confidence, accomplishment, uniqueness and dedication

  • a list of specific goals and how to actually achieve them

  • a newfound clarity on who you are and why you do what you do

  • sustainable tips to achieve success over time, way after we’re done working together

 

10 weeks, 10-one hour conversations, unlimited email feedback, $1520 (or $1105 if you've already started the Small Kit)

 

You know that it's time to put your best work out into the world and gain a ton of confidence by doing so; you have no fear! You have an open mind to change and are ready to implement new ways of adding the professional side into your art practice as well as honing the amazing skills you already have. You’re a hardworking and motivated artist who is ready to spend time on yourself, to better the way you communicate your practice to the world, and know that four months of hard work is a short time in the big picture. You understand that nothing will happen if you don’t start making these strides forward. You want to get started and get your hands dirty. Good. So do we!

How it works:

If you’re ready to get started for four months right away, we are ready to start with you! We’ll still begin by assessing your big picture for the first four weeks, but we’ll all have our eyes set on those larger goals right away. You’ll get specific, manageable and productive assignment for 16 weeks from working with us, and  we’ll begin implementing a bespoke strategy to create a manageable, productive timeline that will begin to feel like second nature after not long. We’ll correspond as often as you need via email in addition to our weekly meetings on the phone, in person or via Skype.  Your whole professional side of your practice will actually emerge transformed and better. All those nagging worries will be behind you so can you can concentrate on your work. And if you ever have a bad day or feel stuck, you’ll be equipped with new tools to get you out of those slumps.

What you get:

  • a free phone consultation prior to signing up

  • personalized direction and assignments for four whole months; we’re your sounding board, your motivators and add fuel to your fire

  • constant, steady motivation and manageable tasks so as not to overwhelm you, but train you to see your own circumstances from an outside perspective

  • actual new skills that you didn’t have before– this could be anything from public speaking to hanging your work; whatever you need, we’ll teach you.

  • the drive and focus from two professionals who truly care about your success

  • 16 hours of one-on-one conversation plus unlimited email access to Kind Aesthetic to allow for no questions, big or small, to go unanswered

  • honest and clear feedback on the new ways you present your work, talk about it and/or write about it

  • an insightful report at the end of where you stand and direction on how to make future progress

  • 8+ customized Tip Sheets to help maintain your skills, way after we’re done working together

  • a list of specific goals and how to actually achieve them

  • Free Fractured Atlas Membership

Results:

  • you will have achieved a complete overhaul of how you present your art work to the world; no stone will go unturned

  • feelings of: mastery, self-reliance, clarity and professionalism

  • seriously productive work habits accomplished from your daily routines and revamped schedule

  • a newfound clarity on who you are and why you do what you do

  • tons of work to show for yourself: anything from your artist statements, website, verbal communication, presentation of your art work, and more will be clear, concise and just the way you want it

16 weeks, 16+ hours of conversation, unlimited email feedback, a bespoke curriculum for your unique practice,  $2975 (or $1455 if you've already started the MEDIUM kit)